Iowa. Photographs and brief introduction by Nancy Rexroth. Essay by Mark Power. Violet Press, 1977. Unpaged. SIGNED on half-title.Square quarto. Stiff wrappers. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
Rexroth used a "Diana" camera (a plastic toy camera) for this six-year long project. These selenium and gold toned prints are vignettes that unlock the Midwestern atmospheres of her childhood. Rexroth discovered the Iowa of the past in the Ohio of the present where she currently resides. Her photographs are subjective and autobiographical, finding children in the act of flying, old white houses that wave and shutter, and her mother. Nancy Rexroth's photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Rexroth was represented by Light Gallery in New York during the 70's and 80's.--Reference, Weinstein Gallery.
About Near Fine; 1/2"/1 cm tear rear cover; small area with light abrasion; uneven fading; a bit of abrasion to joint.